Mont Blanc Explorer — Plus G Adventures

Mont Blanc Explorer — Plus

Adventure Travel

Trek through breathtaking scenery on this Mont Blanc Explorer — Plus, tour. See Mont Blanc from the Italian side as well as the French. Explore beautiful Chamonix and Courmayeur with available free time. Alpine villages, challenging treks, glaciers, like-minded travel companions and more are essential components of the memories you'll make on this adventure.

Take your love of hiking on a wonderful journey. Renowned for skiing in the winter, Chamonix-Mont Blanc offers spectacular summer trekking. Stunning views of rock formations, glaciers and Mont Blanc while switchbacking on L'Aiguillette des Posettes trail will captivate you. Perhaps you'll take advantage of the famous cable car ride up the Aiguille du Midi pinnacle and to and across the glaciers to Punta Helbronner in Italy. Enjoy a hike in lovely Val Veny where you'll discover incredible views of Mont Blanc and the Brenva glacier. Chalet-like accommodations add to the traditional alpine experience. On a free day in Courmayeur you may prefer to stroll the cobbled stone streets and visit the shops or indulge in spa time at the Pré St Didier Spa. This active vacation will provide unique memories and experiences.


8 Daysfr. $1,749

  • MOUNTAIN WALKS led by an International Mountain Leader (IML)
  • MARVEL at Mont Blanc massif from France and Italy
  • HIKING along stunning Alpine trails
  • EVENINGS spent relaxing in quaint villages
  • ADMIRE jaw-droppingly beautiful mountain scenery
  • VIEW Chamonix Valley's peaks and glaciers
  • EXPLORE gorgeous Alpine Chamonix
  • TRAVEL through Mont Blanc Tunnel crossing the Italian border to Courmayeur
  • DAY HIKE in Val Veny
  • SEE Brenva glacier
  • FREE TIME in Chamonix and in Courmayeur
  • STROLL through Val Ferret
  • DESCEND via the village of Planpincieux
  • WALK to the village of Villair
  • VISIT Rifugio Bertone, a mountain hut situated high above the Courmayeur Valley
  • PICNIC at an elevation of nearly 6562ft (2000m) on Mont de la Saxe
  • TRAVEL to Les Praz
  • Private vehicle, walking
  • Qualified IML (International Mountain Leader) as CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
  • Age requirement: 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
7 Breakfasts
  • Pointe Isabelle in Chamonix, France (4 nights)
  • Hotel Cristallo in Courmayeur, Italy (3 nights)

CHAMONIX Location Information Description

Chamonix, France

Arrive at any time. Today is arrival day, so there are no planned activities and you may arrive at any time throughout the day. The lovely hotel in the center of Chamonix has everything you need to enjoy the area and get a good rest before and after your hikes.

Meet your CEO and fellow travelers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. In the evening, you have your first opportunity to try some alpine specialties in a typical restaurant. It will be hard to choose from such delights as cheese fondue, tartiflette, or raclette, perhaps accompanied by some famous "Vin de Savoie" wine.

Pointe Isabelle

CHAMONIX Location Information Description

Chamonix, France

Today head out for your first full-day hike. With splendid views across the Chamonix valley, the L'Aiguillette des Posettes trail takes you through alpine forests dotted with impressive rock formations. Take in the picturesque sight of Mont Blanc along the way.

Breakfast

Pointe Isabelle

CHAMONIX Location Information Description

Chamonix, France

Enjoy a free day to explore. Taking a break from walking, spend today exploring the Chamonix region with various optional activities to suit everyone's interests. Why not take a recommended cable car ride up the famous Aiguille du Midi and across the glaciers to Punta Helbronner in Italy? Or if you want some excitement, opt to join a rafting trip, or go parapenting. For a more relaxing day, you can choose to stay at resort level and enjoy some local hikes in the area or perhaps visit the local leisure center. One good hike in the area starts in Les Praz by the pretty medieval church.

Breakfast

Pointe Isabelle

CHAMONIX/COURMAYEUR Location Information Description

Courmayeur, France

Travel this morning through the Mont Blanc Tunnel, crossing the Italian border to the town of Courmayeur. Here you'll drop off your bags and head out for a day hike in Val Veny, with spectacular views up the valley.

Hotel in Courmayeur is cozy and atmospheric, a traditional Aosta Valley structure with ample recreational space, including an outdoor terrace and garden for soaking up some of the mountain sunshine in the summer months.

Breakfast

Hotel Cristallo

COURMAYEUR Location Information Description

Courmayeur, France

Enjoy a free day in the Courmayeur region to take advantage of some optional activities, such as taking a bus to La Palud, followed by a magnificent cable car ride to Pointe Helbronner and back. Your CEO will let you know more about other options such as mountain biking, hiking, a day visit to the town of Aosta, or a bit of indulgent relaxation at the wonderful Pré St Didier Spa.

Breakfast

Hotel Cristallo

Location Information Description

Courmayseur, France

It's another walking day today, Stretch your legs on a fabulous route, setting off up the steep winding path into the Val Ferret and then around the flank of the hillside to where a magnificent panoramic view of the Italian side of Mont Blanc awaits. Descend via the village of Planpincieux.

Breakfast

Hotel Cristallo

COURMAYEUR/CHAMONIX Location Information Description

Les Praz, France

Travel to Les Praz. Enjoy a day hike with views of Glacier d’Argentière, Pic du Midi, and Mont Blanc.

Location Information Description

Chamonix, France

Enjoy a day hike with views of Glacier d’Argentière, Pic du Midi, and Mont Blanc. In the evening, return to Chamonix. Try out a local Chamonix brewery for a farewell hearty dinner and a pint of lager made from glacial fed water!

Breakfast

Pointe Isabelle

CHAMONIX Location Information Description

Chamonix, France

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Aug 07, 2021
$1,849.00
Sat, Aug 14, 2021
$1,849.00
Sat, Aug 21, 2021
$1,849.00
Sat, Sep 04, 2021
$1,749.00

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  • While the hikes on this trip are all day hikes and you need carry no more than a small daypack, this is still an alpine environment. The walks involve ascents and descents of up to 900m (3000ft) sometimes over rough and steep ground. Good fitness and a familiarity with mountain hiking will help you get the most out of this trip.
  • The route outlined in this itinerary is weather dependent, and you will need to be prepared for unpredictable mountain weather. In the case of poor weather conditions your CEO will re-route your path while maintaining effort to keep as close to the planned itinerary as possible.
  • You will require good well-broken-in walking boots and waterproofs.
  • Physical Grading: 4 - Demanding Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travelers.
  • Note: This is a mountain trek going up to over 2500m/8000ft, therefore it is important that hikers are prepared for changing weather conditions (especially in the June and September).
  • Hiking poles are strongly recommended, especially for departures in June and early in the season. Hiking gear is not available for rent in Chamonix. If you require additional items (poles, rain gear etc.) it may be purchased.
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